Pakistan proposes sending supplies to Jammu and Kashmir, India slams move as absurd

NEW DELHI: Ahead of its Independence Day, India has formally rejected Pakistan’s attempts to intervene in the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Pakistan had conveyed to India, that it wanted to send supplies to Jammu and Kashmir, a request which the ministry called ‘absurd’.

“A communication was apparently delivered to our High Commission in Islamabad on August 12. I can only characterise its contents that propose sending supplies to Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as absurd,” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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He also said that India already receives enough Pakistan’s trademark exports- international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons and narcotics. He also said that India would instead want a follow-up on 26/11 Mumbai attack trial and Pathankot attack case and a stopping support to Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.

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“India has already received enough of Pakistan’s trademark exports- international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons and narcotics. We completely and categorically reject this purported communication from the Pakistan Foreign Ministry.

“Inda would welcome a dialogue on contemporary and relevant issues in India-Pakistan relations. At this time they include a stoppage of Pakistani support for cross-border terrorism, infiltration of terrorists like Bahadur Ali, incitement to violence and terrorism across the border, parading of internationally recognized terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin, and sincere follow-up on the Mumbai attack trial and the Pathankot attack investigation in Pakistan.”

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Sunday said Islamabad has dedicated the 70th Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmir.

Basit said Pakistan has always made efforts to improve its relationship with India. “As far as the relation of Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, we dedicate this year’s Independence Day to Kashmir’s freedom. We are confident that the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be successful,” Basit said.

This is amidst the ceasefire violation by the country that is currently taking place in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan recently suffered a terror attack in Quetta where 17 people were killed.

The ministers and army generals in the country hinted at India’s involvement but ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.